captain marvel 2 cast Zawe Ashton

Captain Marvel 2 has found a new adversary for Carol Danvers in the form of Zawe Ashton. The Velvet Buzzsaw actress is joining the Nia DaCosta-directed film as the villain, although we don’t know which villain she’ll be playing just yet. Brie Larson is back as the titular hero, while Ms. Marvel star Iman Vellani is part of the cast as well.

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candyman release date

A spiritual sequel to the Bernard Rose’s 1992 horror movie of the same name, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman returns to the now gentrified neighborhood of Cabrini-Green in Chicago, Illinois, back where the legend began. Now, nearly 30 years later, DaCosta is hoping not only to frighten audiences with her vision, but to make them question what exactly it is that makes them so afraid.

“Maybe you’re watching horror and you’re scared because of the very literal ghost that’s in the room,” muses DaCosta. “But I think, in a horror like this, we want you to also understand why the character’s scared. Not just about the ghost, but what the ghost represents. I find that really fun.”

Clever, poignant and creative, it’s easy to understand what Jordan Peele saw in the Little Woods director. A lover of 1970s cinema and a determined writer since the very first time she watched Apocalypse Now at the tender age of 16, DaCosta is an exciting up-and-comer with a vast ocean of ideas, including how to breathe new life into the old bones of Candyman.

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Candyman Release Date Delayed

After Wonder Woman 1984 vacated the previously set October 2 release date and headed to Christmas, that left Nia DaCosta‘s anticipated horror remake of Candyman as the next major theatrical release scheduled for the fall. But Universal and MGM apparently don’t want to mess with that kind of pressure, so the studios are pushing back the movie to 2021, just like many other blockbusters that were intended for release this year. Read More »

Nia DaCosta Star Wars

Nia DaCosta is what you might call “in demand” right now. The up-and-coming filmmaker has audiences eager to see her remake of the 1990s horror film Candyman, and she was recently hired to helm Marvel Studios’ sequel to Captain Marvel. It turns out she was also evidently being eyed for a potential Star Wars project, because Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy specifically name-checked her in a recent interview when discussing how hiring women is a priority for the company. But does this mean we’ll never see a Nia DaCosta Star Wars movie? Read More »

captain marvel 2 director

Nia DaCosta is taking the helm for Captain Marvel 2. The director of the highly anticipated Candyman reboot has been tapped by Marvel Studios to direct Captain Marvel 2, making her the first-ever Black female director for a Marvel movie.

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candyman teaser new

The new Candyman reboot/sequel was supposed to arrive in theaters last weekend, but the coronavirus changed that. Now, Nia DaCosta‘s new take on the classic horror tale is due out in September, which still seems like a long time from now. In the meantime, DaCosta has uploaded a haunting Candyman teaser that re-tells the Candyman origin story while also recounting stories of Black people being persecuted – and prosecuted – a theme that’s all too familiar right now.

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candyman trailer

Someone must’ve gone ahead and said his name five times in front of a mirror, because Candyman is back. The horror classic, based on a short story by Clive Barker and directed in 1992 by Bernard Rose, gets a modern-day update courtesy of director Nia DaCosta, and producer and co-writer Jordan Peele. This is no mere remake, but a continuation of that film that also reboots and recontextualizes the tale. Watch the first Candyman trailer below.

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New Candyman

Director Nia DaCosta has confirmed something we theorized about earlier this month: reports of Yahya Abdul-Mateen II taking over Tony Todd‘s role of Candyman in the Candyman reboot were not entirely accurate. The news of Abdul-Mateen II joining the film came with the claim that the Aquaman actor was the new Candyman, but according to DaCosta, that’s not correct.

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candyman reboot cast

Like angry bees swarming around a man covered in honey, the Candyman reboot cast is quickly coming together. Teyonah Parris, who played one of Regina King’s daughters in If Beale Street Could Talk, is the latest addition. She joins Aquaman‘s Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who was previously reported as playing the new Candyman…but that may not be correct after all. Jordan Peele is producing the new movie, while Nia DaCosta directs.

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sleeping with the enemy remake

Only ’90s kids will get this: in 1991, Julia Roberts starred in the trashy thriller Sleeping With the EnemyIt was kind of stupid, but in that highly watchable way. And it also ended up being a big hit. Now, Fox Searchlight has decided to develop a Sleeping With the Enemy remake, which will presumably update the film’s ’90s trappings for the 21st century. For instance: characters will probably have cell phones this time. And no one will be wearing acid wash jeans.

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